Letter: Light up the sign

Monday, October 5, 2015

Re.: Recent Factory Hollow crashes. Maybe the large green overhead sign on Route 2 should be illuminated after dark and in bad weather (e.g., fog, rain, etc.). BILL KILPATRICK Northfield … 0

Letter: Mental illness awareness

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mental Illness Awareness Week is, Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. We at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) want people to be aware of the fact that mental health conditions affect one in four adults. We want people to know that these disorders are treatable, but according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Massachusetts … 0

Letter: Pope got me thinking

Sunday, October 4, 2015

As I watched Pope Francis on his way to the festival of families, I wrote down these thoughts: It seems to me there are so many different opinions in this world of ours that it is difficult to come to agreement on almost any issue. We must learn the art of give and take again. Compromise is the word of the day. If … 0

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Letter: Nunez fits the bill

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Like Chris Collins (In the Arena, Sept. 24), I am dismayed to see that two of the candidates running for the School Committee seats decided not to participate in the scheduled debate. The job of School Committee member takes tenacity, eloquence, curiosity and courage. I want to highlight … 0

Letter: The Mohawk team

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Mohawk Trail School Regional School District recently elected me, Kirby (Lark) Thwing, as its new chair and Martha Thurber as vice chair. I replace Robert Aeschback, chair for the last 10 years, who has moved from the district. As I assume this post, I think it’s appropriate … 0

Letter: Backing McMillan

Friday, October 2, 2015

I strongly support Jesse McMillan as a candidate for Greenfield School Committee. This energetic young professional is a graduate of the Greenfield school system and is now a public school teacher in Pittsfield. Even when he was a young teen, Jesse showed obvious potential and a willingness to … 0

Letter: Stop Kinder Morgan

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It was so good to see a seventh-grader voice his opinion about the pipeline. We have to get more teens interested in this topic because they are the ones who will be raising their families here. They have to understand that if the pipeline does go through the … 0

Letter: She ‘gets it’

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Having met and spoken with Patty Morey Walker, I have had the opportunity to ask tough questions of this candidate. Particular emphasis was put on the financial responsibilities placed upon all taxpayers in Greenfield by the current administration and her plans to end its out-of-control spending. Candidate Morey … 0

Letter: Our investments

Thursday, October 1, 2015

To whom it may concern: We the people of Greenfield want the town to look nice, but we seem to forget to look at the sidewalks on Bank Row by Magpie that is all broken up and a person could easily fall on. The sidewalk on Main Street … 0

Letter: Our diverse community

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dear Ms. Johnson — You do not speak accurately! First off, I live in Town of Montague, Village of Turners Falls and I would prefer you not put words into the mouths of the community. You did not do any homework before making such a large accusation. In … 0

Letter: Behind these ‘taxpayers’

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

One of the things I like about The Recorder is the paper’s willingness to publish a variety of views on the editorial page. So I don’t object to the publication of the column “Solyndra lessons ignored” by David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA). That column … 4

Letter: Knowing the candidates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chris Collins’ article, “In The Arena,” published on Friday, Sept. 25 hit the nail on the head as they say. I believe that as candidates, we have a duty to engage with the public and educate them about our values and priorities as citizens so that they can … 0

Letter: A hit piece

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

To quote Saint Reagan, “There you go again!” The Recorder veered hard right once more with “Solyndra Lessons Ignored” from the Sept. 26 editorial page. The author, president of the nonpartisan sounding Taxpayers Protection Alliance, part of the Koch political network, and funded by Koch-connected Americans for Job … 0